Teaching history is an ideal profession for people with intellectual curiosity and creativity who’d like to investigate our past and explore events that shape our world.
About The Program
As an NSU history education major, you’ll learn to read critically, write effectively, reach your full potential as a citizen - and teach history.
NSU history students use the historical method to investigate important questions about society; perform research and clearly present findings; and identify and explain important events and issues in American and world history.
Dedicated NSU professors will show you how to make connections across time and space and sharpen your writing and thinking skills.
Students with a degree in history graduate from Northern with outstanding communication and research skills. They're prepared to think independently and critically about the world, and teach others to do so.
In addition to history program course requirements, NSU history education majors must complete professional coursework in secondary education.
History education majors with a bachelor's degree often work in the education and government sectors. Many are self-employed. Others work in private, for-profit firms in sales and marketing jobs.
Potential jobs include educator, tour guide, museums/historical sites, park ranger, historic preservationist, archaeologist, think tank, cultural resources, writer, editor, multimedia producer, publisher, archivist, records manager, librarian, information manager, lawyer, paralegal, litigation support, foundations, contract historian, insurance, and intelligence/diplomacy.
For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.
“I joined the military in August 2012. I grew up by Hartford, South Dakota, and all my friends were going to the same school. I’d always looked up to people in the military and just wanted to do something different. I was stationed near Savannah, Georgia, in the 3rd Infantry Division, and did one combat deployment in Afghanistan for 10 months in 2013. I was a forward observer, so I called in artillery and airstrikes for ground units. I served in the active duty Army until December 2015. For me, Veterans Day is a day of reflection, to slow down and remember those we lost. Last fall, I started at Northern, transferring from a bigger school. I had a cousin starting here, so I came and visited and I loved it – transferred that day. Northern really does a good job helping student veterans. Carlee Miller (NSU VA certifying official) is awesome. She really takes care of everything. Anytime other student veterans have any problems with benefits, they can come to Carlee or me (work-study in the Student Veteran Resource Center, lower level of the Student Center). It’s really nice here because you can get that one on one. In a lot of bigger schools, it’s hard to get connected.” – Paxton Steen, U.S. Army veteran and junior history major at NSU #BeNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #VeteransDay
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